Runners cross the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during the 2019 Wuhan Marathon in Hubei province, China. About 24,000 participants took part. Photo: Xinhua Runners cross the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during the 2019 Wuhan Marathon in Hubei province, China. About 24,000 participants took part. Photo: Xinhua
Runners cross the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during the 2019 Wuhan Marathon in Hubei province, China. About 24,000 participants took part. Photo: Xinhua
Mary Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Trail Mix by Mary Hui

Asia bucks global trends in road running with a young market promising more growth

  • Participation in road running races in Asia has increased 169 per cent in the past five years, according to a new report
  • Running marathons was the ultimate goal, but it is no longer ‘special’ as ultramarathons and trail running explode in popularity

Runners cross the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during the 2019 Wuhan Marathon in Hubei province, China. About 24,000 participants took part. Photo: Xinhua Runners cross the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during the 2019 Wuhan Marathon in Hubei province, China. About 24,000 participants took part. Photo: Xinhua
Runners cross the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during the 2019 Wuhan Marathon in Hubei province, China. About 24,000 participants took part. Photo: Xinhua
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Mary Hui

Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.